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Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America’s Favorite Dishes

Jun 20 | Mon |
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What is American cuisine? What national menu do we share? What dishes have we chosen, how did they become “American”, and how are they likely to evolve from here? Author David Page brings us Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America’s Favorite Dishes, a fas­ci­nat­ing explo­ration of how Amer­i­ca cre­at­ed a nation­al cui­sine from the foods of many oth­er coun­tries. Page is a two-time Emmy win­ner that changed the world of food tele­vi­sion by cre­at­ing Din­ers, Dri­ve-Ins and Dives. Before that, as a net­work news pro­duc­er, he trav­eled Amer­i­ca and the world cov­er­ing the biggest sto­ries‚ and indulging his love for ter­rif­ic food. He’s pas­sion­ate, engag­ing, humor­ous, and he has fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries to tell.

Food Americana is the inside story shows how generations of Americans have formed a national cuisine with tastes from all over the world in an engaging and entertaining combination of food culture and pop culture. Also included is Jew­ish-spe­cif­ic con­tent such as the fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ry of bagels and lox‚ from behind the counter at Russ & Daugh­ters appe­tiz­ing store on the low­er east side, to Mar­vin Lender describ­ing the his­to­ry of Lender’s Bagels, to Mel Brooks rem­i­nisc­ing about lox as a once-a-week treat as a child. And there’s also the real back­sto­ry of Jew­ish love for Chi­nese food!

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